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Pope Francis installs Villarojo as new Malolos Bishop

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
/ 03:13 PM May 15, 2019
DENNIS VILLAROJO

BISHOP DENNIS VILLAROJO taken from the social media account of the Diocese of Malolos

CITY OF MALOLOS — Bulacan has a new Catholic leader.

Pope Francis installed Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo, D. D. as the new Malolos Bishop on Tuesday (May 14).

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The Malolos Diocese’s social media page describes Villarojo as its fifth bishop.

Villarojo assumed the post vacated by Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros who died on May 11, 2018.

Villarojo was born on April 18, 1967 in Cebu City. He finished high school in the College of San Jose Recoletos and took up Philosophy at the San Carlos College in Cebu City.

He later completed a Theology course in the University of Santo Tomas at Manila, where he acquired a Licentiate in Philosophy.

Villarojo pursued a Doctorate in Philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

The Archdiocese of Cebu ordained him on June 10, 1994. He served as General Secretary of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress that was held in Cebu in January 2016.

He was appointed Assistant Bishop of Cebu and Bishop Titular of Gisipa on July 3, 2016, and was ordained Bishop on August 10, 2016. (EditorLeti Boniol)

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